Last fall I filled my grandmother’s apartment with smoke and all she did was laugh and tell a story. In what could’ve been a moment of fiasco, she instinctively chose to insert a tiny snapshot of memory. Stories trail magic in their power to communicate and transform. Even small anecdotal stories of our childhood, hold influence and weight… Continue reading Of Feathers and Burned Toast
When Trace was a buzzed head four-year old and I was nine months pregnant with his sister, I leaned over to pick up one of his hot wheels. He asked me with a puzzled tone, “Mama, is your bottom going to have a baby too?” That boy is lucky he made it to college. It’s… Continue reading Monday Morning Thanks
“I…go around your altar, O Lord, proclaiming thanksgiving aloud, and telling all your wondrous deeds.” Psalm 26:6-7 You know you’ve got a friend for life when you can steal from her. I have one of those forever friends but I’ll call what I did “borrowing permanently” which sounds less illegal. A few years ago… Continue reading Gratitude is a Superpower
Getting dressed is hard. It’s Monday morning and I’ve made the list to end all lists to prepare for a week full to overflowing. The brain is literally buzzing with productivity and thoughts and energy. Next thing I know, I’m out IN PUBLIC about halfway through the long list of errands when I look down… Continue reading Tranquility Now!
Tis the season for the list of “things I’m thankful for”. What a thing to be spreading like wildfire, this story of gratitude. I can’t begin to describe what the listing of gifts has done for my story. Thanks to Ann Voskamp, I am tipping toward #4000. But that story is for another day. Cultivating gratitude is no… Continue reading November, The Gratitude Month